News For a brief moment, large swaths of the U.S. employment law community have their eyes glued to one particularly lengthy court docket: BST Holdings, LLC, et al v. OSHA, et al, the consolidated proceedings on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard now before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of
0 Comments In HRchat 369, we talk about that weird and wonderful organ, the human brain, and how our biology impacts the ways we work. My guest this time is Britt Andreatta, PhD, author, speaker and Chief Executive Officer at 7th Mind, Inc Britt is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions
0 Comments Dive Brief: Athletic directors at Indiana University South Bend did not discriminate against an older applicant when a younger person was chosen to fill an open role, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (Reinebold v. Bruce and Norris, No. 21-2092 (7th Cir., Nov. 19, 2021)). The plaintiff argued that a lower court
0 Comments×393.jpeg Legal experts say employers should talk to workers now about their plans, regardless of whether the rule will be upheld. With the Biden administration’s federal vaccine mandate tied up in court, employers are in wait-and-see mode on the rule’s future, leaving many employees wondering what happens next. That’s why, experts say, it’s imperative that
0 Comments My guest in HRchat episode 370 is Edie Goldberg, Ph.D., Founder & President of E.L. Goldberg & Associates. She is a nationally recognized expert in talent strategy and organizational effectiveness and co-author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity (Lifetree Media, April 2020). Edie holds a Ph.D.
0 Comments LinkedIn launched a new suite of ATS integrations intended to help employers identify promising talent. The company said partners such as SmartRecruiters, Lever, Jobvite, ClearCompany and JobScore will offer these capabilities over the next several months to help joint customers streamline their hiring efforts. Among the new services are Apply Connect, which helps identify
0 Comments Dive Brief: A jury must decide whether age discrimination caused an older worker’s dismissal from Hewlett Packard, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently found, reversing a lower court’s earlier ruling (Sloat v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, No. 20-6169 (6th Cir., Nov. 17, 2021)). A district court found that the plaintiff, who developed
0 Comments As the year winds down, HR leaders reflect on the lasting impact of the past 12 months. At the beginning of 2021, many HR leaders likely were looking forward to the pandemic winding down and the new world of work starting to get underway. However, as the year comes to a close and employers
0 Comments Oyster, a remote-work automation company that helps organizations manage their remote workforce, has turned its sights on matching employers with contractors more quickly and easily.  Its new product, Oyster for Contractors, addresses the essential needs of compliant contracts, e-signatures, payouts and tax form collection all in one place. Oyster said that when hiring contractors,
0 Comments Technology is primed to play a big role as HR tackles these challenges in 2022. The coming year will bring a new focus on employee experience, technologies that add to that experience and the need to tear down the silos that contain disparate systems and their valuable yet underused data, predicts John Brownridge, digital
0 Comments Dive Brief: New data from Black Box Intelligence indicates teenagers, age 18 years or younger, comprise a larger fraction of the restaurant labor force than in 2019. Teenagers made up 17% of the limited-service workforce in 2019 and 24% as of the end of Q3 2021. The shift in workforce composition was less dramatic, but
0 Comments Editor’s note: Katie Clarey is a regular freelancer with HR Dive. Her column, Back to Basics, began three years ago, when she started covering employment law. If you’re new to HR (or just need a little refresher), follow along as she speaks with legal experts, peruses federal guidance and lays out the basics of
0 Comments Dive Brief: Employee surveillance “intensified” during the pandemic and could have a negative impact on key workplace metrics, according to a report produced by the University of St. Andrews and published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Council. Workplaces in the U.S., U.K. and Europe saw accelerated deployment of monitoring methods such as keystroke,
0 Comments Dive Brief: Igloo Products Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice have settle claims that the company discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving select positions for applicants with temporary work visas, the agency announced Nov. 15. The cooler producer did not consider U.S. applicants for seasonal production helper positions, according to a DOJ investigation.
0 Comments As employers scramble to find candidates of all kinds and cover all types of jobs, they’re facing a particularly nagging talent shortage: Recruiters are in short supply. According to iCIMS, job postings for recruiters have more than doubled since January. At the same time, its research said it’s difficult for recruiting firms to fill
0 Comments That’s a first step in retaining diverse talent. Here are 5 more strategies. Following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May 2020, and the protests and demands for more equity, opportunity and support for Black people that followed, companies around the United States quickly started hiring chief diversity officers. Author Rocki
0 Comments Employees are eager for seasonal gifts, but many employers may be missing out on the chance to build engagement and lower turnover. As employers continue to search for ways to hang onto their talent amid the “Great Resignation,” new research suggests that seasonal gifts could be one tool to help enhance retention—although few organizations
0 Comments Nearly 75% of employees working in digital fields expect to leave their current role in the near future, and 40% of them are already job hunting. The main drivers: improving their chances for advancement (63%) followed by looking for new challenges (49%). Research by the Boston Consulting Group and recruitment website group the Network,
0 Comments As the new variant is detected in the U.S., vaccines, communication and adaptability are key to helping workers through the latest stage of the pandemic, experts say. The discovery of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has healthcare leaders concerned about another surge in the pandemic that has now lasted nearly two years. For employers,
0 Comments Dive Brief: Shavone Charles is TikTok‘s head of diversity and inclusion communications. This new role, the first of its kind for the video platform, entails overseeing “multicultural campaigns in collaboration with media and diverse creators.” Prior to TikTok, Charles was director of communications and creative partnerships at VSCO — where she centered youth culture, fashion,
0 Comments Rhonda Morris, newly installed as a fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources, shares her reflections on the pandemic and insights for next year. Rhonda Morris, CHRO at Chevron, was installed recently as one of five new fellows of the National Academy of Human Resources, earning recognition from the nation’s most prestigious HR organization for
0 Comments As part of KnowBe4’s ongoing commitment to veterans and their families, we host a yearly $10,000 scholarship and (ISC)2 certification package, which is open to any United States veterans, Guard, Reserve, or their spouses who are currently pursuing a degree in cybersecurity. Today, we hear from Tia, our 2021 scholarship winner, who served in
0 Comments Kraft Heinz leadership says its inclusive hiring practices, employee training and company-wide transparency are ingredients for success. At the start of Q4 2021, the Kraft Heinz Company released its ESG report and, to “enhance its long-standing commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce,” published its 2025 Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Aspirations as
0 Comments Editor’s note: Katie Clarey is a regular freelancer with HR Dive. Her column, Back to Basics, began three years ago, when she started covering employment law. If you’re new to HR (or just need a little refresher), follow along as she speaks with legal experts, peruses federal guidance and lays out the basics of
0 Comments Chief People Officer Ashley Goldsmith says the company is putting skills at the heart of its people strategy. As the workforce continues to transform, the increasing emphasis on skills is becoming clearer: Employers are lessening the focus on degrees and specific experience and instead are evaluating current and future employees by the capabilities they
0 Comments Steve Boese is HRE‘s Inside HR Tech columnist and chair of HRE’s HR Technology Conference®, which is taking place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2021, in Las Vegas. He also writes a blog and hosts the HR Happy Hour Show, a radio program and podcast. He can be emailed at One of the most interesting
0 Comments Earlier this year, Lattice surveyed over 700 HR professionals to better understand their challenges and priorities. The resulting 2021 State of People Strategy Report found that 42% of HR teams cited emotional exhaustion and burnout as their top challenges. They also said that they’re feeling overwhelmed and understaffed. Considering how critical these teams will
0 Comments Dive Brief: In a decision released Nov. 29, the National Labor Relations Board ordered a new election in the case of Amazon workers at a Bessemer, Alabama distribution center, some of whom sought to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union this past spring.  The contentious battle over unionization at the facility drew
0 Comments This HR leader describes three ways people analytics and HR can bring order to the chaos of planning and improve the health of the business. Companies will argue that annual planning is one of the most important processes they undergo each year. But scaling companies don’t do planning annually; they engage with planning all
0 Comments A new survey—conducted before the Omicron variant was discovered—finds that more than half will require employee vaccines. Although the Biden administration’s employer vaccine mandate is on hold due to legal challenges, some employers aren’t wasting time in putting employee vaccination mandates in place. A new survey out today from consulting firm Willis Towers Watson